Originally Posted by GhislaineDel
I am looking to get back into keeping guineas as we weren't too successful the last time around. They wouldn't leave the coop! We started out with 10 in the fall and we're down to 3 by spring. Those three lived for several years even though they almost never left the coop. Since I was hoping to allow them to free range for tickets control, it was a very disappointing experience.
Since we have mink/weasel problems we have a very secure coop but based on @perchie.girl's statement to double chicken space I am thinking our coop is too small for 10 guineas. How big are peoples' coops?
make the coop as large as a run.... ten square feet per bird..... and long only if you can. I put my roosts up high so they have to fly to get up.... Long because they like to run to display for the girls. I cant let mine out that was my adaptation for confined guineas.
best to teach em to go outside and explore though. Even if you loose one now and then they will be happier and serve you better.
I always raise up more than i need because of that.
Edited by perchie.girl - 4/27/16 at 9:14pm